There are endless ways to experience France, but we think drifting along her famous canals and rivers sounds just about perfect. Board one of Belmond's barges to explore the very best of this medieval and beguiling country through the array of activities available. Discover the charm of each region through the experiences that celebrate them.
A serene exploration of France's waterways
With Afloat in France, Belmond’s fleet of seven luxurious barges, you'll relax in stylish comfort and relish every moment of your journey as you glide along the picturesque French canals and rivers. As your private cruise begins, toast your friends and family with a glass of exquisite champagne. Spend time reconnecting with loved ones, relaxing on deck as you soak up the views. Then head ashore together on tailor-made excursions where you could discover the art of truffle hunting, go-karting or learn the secrets of Burgundy’s vineyards.
Perhaps you'd enjoy accompanying your chef to the market to help pick out fresh produce for the evening’s dinner. Celebrate good times with your cherished companions and let your cares drift away.
A private barge charter is the ultimate way to celebrate a special occasion or milestone with your closest friends. If you're looking for a family-friendly break, your Belmond crew will ensure you have an unforgettable, fun-filled adventure for all.
- All meals and complimentary beverages
- All excursions including use of onboard bicycles
- Private guide
- Return transfer from Paris
Each boat in Belmond's fleet offers unique accommodation; however all share a heightened sense of elegance and luxury. Spacious cabins are punctuated by thoughtful details and every creature comfort. Look forward to gleaming en-suite bathrooms, state-of-the-art technology and more. Some barges enjoy heated pools, some are adorned with antiques and murals—and one even has a grand piano. These barges can accommodate 4 passengers up to 12 passengers.
You can choose from one of Belmond's inspiring 6 night itineraries or special interest cruises, or work with your travel advisor to create the perfect personalised journey.
Be sure to contact your advisor for other journeys and a personalised quote
Terms & ConditionsContact a travel advisor for full terms, conditions and pricing options. a. Flexible Booking Policy: Belmond Trains & Boats (Excluding Hiram Bingham, A Belmond Train, Peru and Andean Explorer, A Belmond Train, Peru) All guests with reservations made prior to June 30, 2021 for a future journey will be able to reschedule their journey up to 10 days prior to the scheduled date of departure without charge by Belmond. If, prior to the scheduled departure date, any new government travel restrictions or quarantine measures come into force that affect Belmond’s ability to operate, or our guests’ ability to travel (either in the guest’s country of departure or destination), guests will be able to either change their booking without charge, or cancel without charge and receive a full refund of any amounts paid to Belmond. Guests who choose to change a booking will be able to select a new departure date from the current published schedules for 2021 and 2022, and any initial deposit already paid will be valid for use against the revised booking. Please note that all bookings will be subject to availability and a price difference may apply. For group bookings, our reservations teams will work closely with you and/or your event planner to manage any changes on a case-by-case basis. Our hotel reservation teams are actively supporting customers to address the needs of each group. For more information on the terms and conditions of group contracts please contact us directly.